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Elegant Trogon Survey Results – 2024

Total Elegant Trogons counted in 2024 Survey = 128

14 pairs, 88 males, and 1 female = 128 Elegant Trogons

Map of Results for the 2024 Elegant Trogon Survey can be seen here

See fun photos taken by surveyors during the 2024 Elegant Trogon Surveys of SE Arizona

Information about this annual survey effort here

Atascosa Mountains (Saturday May 11, 2024) – 1 pair, 2 males = total 4 Elegant Trogons

  • Calabasas Canyon – 0
  • Alamo Canyon – 0
  • Pena Blanca Canyon – North End – 0
  • Pena Blanca Canyon south end – 1 male
  • Walker Canyon – 0
  • Sycamore Canyon – 0
  • Sycamore Canyon – South – 1 pair, 1 male

Patagonia Mountains (Saturday May 18, 2024) – 2 pairs, 6 males = total 11 Elegant Trogons

Elegant Trogon male seen on Patagonias survey by Raul Del
  • Harshaw Road Transect 1 – 1 male
  • Harshaw Road Transect 2 – 2 males
  • Harshaw Rd #3 and Mowry Meadow – 0
  • FR4701 Road to Upper Humbolt Canyon – 0
  • Endless Chain – 1 pair
  • Flying R and Guajalote Flats – 0
  • Finley and Adams – both sides – 1 pair
  • Upper Finley and Adams – 1 male
  • Upper Humboldt Canyon – 2 males
  • Corral Canyon – 1 male

Santa Rita Mountains (Sunday May 19, 2024) – 4 pairs, 40 males, 1 female = total of 59 Elegant Trogons

Elegant Trogon male on Santa Ritas survey by Joanne Hughes
  • Whitehouse to Madera Picnic Area – 0 
  • Madera Picnic Area Supplemental – 1 male
  • Dutch John Trail – 2 pairs
  • Santa Rita Lodge to Kubo – 0
  • Kubo – 1 male
  • Kent Springs Cabin – 0
  • Bog Spring Trail – 2 males
  • Kent Springs Trail – 2 males
  • Sylvester Spring to Madera Spring – 2 males
  • Chuparosa Inn – 1 male
  • Lower Carrie Nation (Hopkins) – 0
  • Middle Carrie Nation (Hopkins) – 2 males
  • Upper Carrie Nation (Hopkins) – 1 pair, 2 males
  • Lower Josephine (lower Super Trail) – 1 male
  • Upper Josephine Canyon (Upper Super Trail) – 2 pairs, 2 males
  • Wrightson Fork (Old Baldy Trail) – 1 male
  • Secret Trail – 1 male, 1 female
  • Upper Temporal Gulch – 1 male
  • Agua Caliente Canyon – 1 male
  • Cave Canyon Trail – 2 males
  • Upper Gardner Canyon – 2 males
  • Josephine Canyon – 1 pair, 2 males

Huachuca Mountains (Saturday May 25, 2024) – 6 pairs, 35 males = 47 total Elegant Trogons

Elegant Trogon male seen on Huachucas survey by Vernie Aikins
  • Black Tail Canyon – 1 male
  • Lower Garden Canyon – 0
  • McClure Canyon – 0
  • Middle Garden Canyon – 1 male
  • Scheelite Canyon – 1 pair
  • Upper Garden Canyon – 3 males
  • Sawmill to Sawmill Spring – 2 males
  • Lower Huachuca Canyon – 0
  • Lower Huachuca Canyon – Supplemental – 1 male
  • Upper Huachuca Canyon – 1 pair
  • Lower Ramsey Canyon – 1 male
  • Middle Ramsey Canyon – 1 male
  • Upper Ramsey Canyon – 0
  • Upper Ramsey Canyon Supplemental – 2 males
  • Upper Carr Canyon – 0
  • Pat Scott/Wisconsin canyons – 0
  • Sunnyside Canyon – 7 males
  • Scotia Canyon – 3 pairs, 4 males
  • Korn & Turtle Canyons – 3 males
  • Lone Mountain – 1 male
  • Bear Canyon – 1 pair, 2 males
  • Ida Canyon – 2 males
  • Oversite Canyon – 4 males

Chiricahua Mountains (Sunday May 26, 2024) – 1 pair, 5 males = 7 total Elegant Trogons

Elegant Trogon male in Chiricahuas by Diane Drobka
  • Visitor Center – 0
  • Idlewilde CG – 0
  • Vista Point – 0
  • US Forest Service Well – 0
  • Box Elder – 1 female
  • North Fork Bridge – 0
  • Middle North Fork – 0
  • Upper North Fork – 0
  • Upper North Fork to Paradise Rd. – 0
  • Paradise Road (Turkey Creek) – 0
  • Upper SWRS – 0
  • Cave Creek Summer Homes – 0
  • Old Scout Camp – 0
  • Herb Martyr – 0
  • Ash Spring – 0
  • S Fork – Skull Eyes – 0
  • S Fork – Cypress Gate – 0
  • S. Fork Picnic Area – 1 pair, 1 male
  • S Fork, 2nd stream crossing – 1 male
  • S Fork, Bathtub – 2 males
  • S. Fork – Log Canyon – 0
  • S Fork – Cypress Canyon – 1 male
  • S Fork – Maple Camp – 0
  • S Fork – The Nose – 0
  • S Fork – Twin Canyons – 0
  • S Fork – Sentinel Fork – 0
  • Rucker Canyon – 0
  • West Turkey Creek – 0
Chart showing results of SEAZ Elegant Trogon survey from 2013-2024. The dip in 2021 was likely due to the drought of June 2020-June 2021 and the dip in 2024 is also likely due to lower than average monsoon rains in 2023.